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Bug #80104 PHP8 comparison greater than results in true for non-numeric string
Submitted: 2020-09-14 13:43 UTC Modified: 2020-09-14 13:48 UTC
From: gielwijgergangs at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: *General Issues
PHP Version: 8.0.0beta3 OS: any
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2020-09-14 13:43 UTC] gielwijgergangs at gmail dot com
PHP8 comparison results in true where previous php versions do not

Check script at:

The result is the same when $val = 'someprefix';

Not sure whether this is a bug of intended in php8!? 

Test script:

$val = 'someprefix3333';

if($val > 0){
    echo $val . ' is greater than 0';
else {
    echo $val . ' is NOT greater than 0';

Expected result:
someprefix3333 is NOT greater than 0

Actual result:
someprefix3333 is greater than 0


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 [2020-09-14 13:48 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Not a bug
 [2020-09-14 13:48 UTC]
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